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Project by Danette Smith posted 09-04-2007 06:23 AM 1319 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Everyone!
Here are some more small boxes I have done. You can see the potporrui
that I put inside the boxes with the screens. Hope you enjoy! “Keep burning
and learning”...Dannie

-- Dangee's Pyrography by Artist Danette Smith - http://www.danettesmithpyro.weebly.com





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Pete Santos

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#1 posted 09-04-2007 06:50 AM

Hello,

Beautiful pieces. I’m just starting to experiment with adding color to wood. I have been having problems with color bleeding. Anyone have any good tips and advice? I’m using woods like basswood and alder.

-- Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and love.

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Danette Smith

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#2 posted 09-04-2007 06:56 AM

I’m using the same woods. What are you coloring with? I use oil pencils from Walnut Hollow. I’ve never had a problem with bleeding…tell me how do you color? Dannie

-- Dangee's Pyrography by Artist Danette Smith - http://www.danettesmithpyro.weebly.com

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Don

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#3 posted 09-04-2007 08:11 AM

Again, Dannie, very nice. How do you make the oval fluted boxes?

Oh, almost forgot – I just love small wooden boxes. LOL

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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Danette Smith

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#4 posted 09-04-2007 08:20 AM

Hi Don! You are too funny lol! I didn’t make the oval fluted box..I bought it up in Canada at Chipping Away about 4 years ago…it is made very well…It is pine wood. Dannie

-- Dangee's Pyrography by Artist Danette Smith - http://www.danettesmithpyro.weebly.com

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#5 posted 09-04-2007 01:41 PM

LOVE the blue heron scene .... gorgeous

love the boxes as well
the cat peeking through is my favourite -so cute and SO well done!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#6 posted 09-04-2007 02:54 PM

if you are having trouble with color bleeding. put a sanding sealer on it first before the color.
and if you use colored pencils. be careful of how much paint thinner yu use to “melt” the pencil on the wood.

pratice on scrap wood first.

good luck.

-- pat,ohio...http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/patshwigar/

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mot

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#7 posted 09-04-2007 03:30 PM

Nice boxes!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Danette Smith

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#8 posted 09-04-2007 03:37 PM

Thanks everyone for taking time to comment on my boxes. It’s really appreciated. “Keep burning and learning” Danette

-- Dangee's Pyrography by Artist Danette Smith - http://www.danettesmithpyro.weebly.com

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#9 posted 09-04-2007 04:42 PM

Danette & Pat, thanks for the advice, I will experiment some more. Roger also suggested using a gel stain which has a thicker viscosity than other types of stains. I have been using water based acrylic paints and different types of wood stains.

-- Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and love.

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#10 posted 09-04-2007 08:33 PM

Very beautiful work! These will be special to someone.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Don

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#11 posted 01-25-2008 10:31 PM

Nice to see your work again, Dannie. Thanks for feeding my love of small wooden boxes.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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